Results tagged ‘ Dave Miley (1981 1985) ’

This date in Kernels alumni history – October 3, 1995 – Jeff Branson

On October 3, 1995, Jeff Branson (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1989-90) went 2-3 at the plate with a double, two RBI and walked in the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in the opening game of the National League Division Series. The Reds swept the Dodgers before losing to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS.

Jeff Branson hit .246 with 34 HR and 156 RBI during his 9 year MLB career playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Jeff Branson played for the 1989 and 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squads. In 1989, Branson hit .281 with 10 HR and 68 RBI in 127 games as the Reds finished 80-57 under manager Dave Miley. The 1989 Cedar Rapids Reds lost to Springfield in the opening round of the playoffs. In 1990, Branson hit .251 with 6 HR and 24 RBI in 62 games and the team finished with a 88-46 mark under manager Dave Miley. The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squad lost to the Quad Cities team in the opening round.

Jeff Branson served as the hitting coach for the Indianapolis Indians, the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the last few seasons.

This Date in Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball – June 5, 1990 – Cedar Rapids Reds 8, Waterloo Diamonds 3

This full article appeared in the June 6, 1990 edition of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. It contained coverage of a Midwest League game against the Waterloo Diamonds held on June 5, 1990. The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds featured nine players who played in Major League baseball either before or after their time in Cedar Rapids (Mike Anderson, Bobby Ayala, Jeff Branson, Bill Risley, Reggie Sanders, Mo Sanford, Jerry Spradlin, Glenn Sutko and Ed Taubensee). The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squad finished with a 88-46 record under manager Dave Miley. Quad Cities defeated them in the opening round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

C.R. Reds Down Waterloo

Mike Anderson pitched a three-hit shutout for eight innings and Chris Lombardozzi’s three-run home run capped a three-hit, five-run seventh inning as the Cedar Rapids Reds defeated the Waterloo Diamonds, 8-3, in Midwest League baseball Tuesday night. The win was Anderson’s fourth in five decisions.

The Reds scored a run in the first inning on the first of Reggie Sanders’ three hits, a walk, a passed ball and Scott Bryant’s RBI fielder’s choice. They made it 2-0 in the second when Ed Taubensee walked, Waterloo right fielder Ossie Sanchez misplayed Rick Allen’s fly for an error, and Eddie Rush delivered a RBI single.

The Cedar Rapids seventh opened with a pair of fly outs. Then Allen’s single generated an error, Rush walked and Todd Embry replaced Diamonds starter Billy Reid. J.D. Norland misplayed Sanders’ fly deep to left for a two-run triple, Tony Terzarial walked and Lombardozzi delivered his first home run of the season.

Mike Mulvaney led off the Reds’ eighth with his fourth homer of the season. Anderson lost his shutout when Steve Martin led off the Waterloo ninth with a homer. With one out, Anderson gave up two hits. With two out, he gave up Matt Witkowski’s to-run single, and gave way to Doug King. King ended the game on two pitches.

Transcribed from the digital archives of the Cedar Rapids Public Library.

This Date in Kernels Alumni History – April 20, 2001 Reggie Sanders

On April 20, 2001, Reggie Sanders (1990 – Cedar Rapids Reds) hit his second HR of the game in the bottom of the 9th off the Rockies Gabe White to give the Diamondbacks a walk off win, 3-2 at Bank One Ballpark. Sanders finished the game 3-4 with the pair of homers and a stolen base.

Reggie Sanders hit .267 with 305 HR, 983 RBI and stole 304 bases during his 17 year MLB career playing for the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. Sanders played in three World Series (2001, 2002, and 2004). He was part of the Diamondbacks championship squad in 2001.

Reggie Sanders hit .285 with 17 HR and 63 RBI for the 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds. The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squad finished with a 88-46 record under manager Dave Miley. Quad Cities defeated them in the opening round of the Midwest League Playoffs.

This date in Kernels alumni history – November 17, 1992 – MLB Expansion Draft

The 1992 MLB Expansion Draft was held in New York City on November 17, 1992 to supply players to the Florida Marlins and the Colorado Rockies for their Major League rosters for the upcoming 1993 season. David Nied was selected by the Rockies and Nigel Wilson was the Marlins first pick. Four Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball alumni were selected during the three rounds of the expansion draft. The Marlins selected Trevor Hoffman and the Rockies selected Freddie Benavides, Butch Henry and Mo Sanford.

Trevor Hoffman (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1990) was selected by the Marlins with 8th pick in the draft. He went 2-2 with 2 saves and a 3.28 ERA before being traded to the San Diego Padres in the Gary Sheffield deal midseason. Trevor Hoffman retired following the 2010 season after setting the MLB record 601 career saves. Hoffman posted a 61-75 record with a 2.87 ERA during his 18 year MLB career playing for the Marlins, Padres and Brewers. He struck out 1133 batters in 1089 1/3 innings of work in his 1035 games. The seven time MLB All-Star led the National League in saves twice and finished second in the Cy Young voting twice in his career.

Trevor Hoffman was 1-1 with a 1.87 ERA and 12 saves finishing 25 games for the 1991 Cedar Rapids Reds in his first season converting from shortstop to a pitcher. Hoffman struck out 52 batters in 33 2/3 innings of work prior to being promoted to Chattanooga. The Cedar Rapids Reds finished 66-74 under manager Frank Funk.

Freddie Benavides (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1987-88) was selected by the Rockies with the 1st pick of the second round, 27th overall in the expansion draft. Benavides hit .253 with 4 HR and 52 RBI during his four year MLB career playing for the Reds, Rockies and Expos.

Freddie Benavides was a member of the 1987 and 1988 Cedar Rapids Reds teams. The team finished 1987 with a 70-70 mark in 1987. In 1988, Cedar Rapids finished the regular season with a 87-53 record before defeating Springfield and Kenosha en route to the Midwest League Championship. Benavides hit .133 in five games in 1987 before returning in 1988 to hit .223 with 1 HR in 88 games for Cedar Rapids.

Butch Henry (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1988) was selected by the Rockies in the second round, 35th overall in the expansion draft. Henry posted a 33-33 record with 7 saves and a 3.83 ERA during his 7 year MLB career pitching for the Houston Astros, Colorado Rockies, Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners.

Butch Henry was a member of the 1988 Midwest League Champion Cedar Rapids Reds squad. Henry posted a 16-2 mark with a ERA of 2.26 while striking out 163 in 27 starts for the Reds.

Mo Sanford (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1990) was selected by the Rockies in the third round, 61st overall in the expansion draft. Sanford posted a 2-4 record with a 4.81 ERA during his 3 season MLB career pitching for the Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins.

Mo Sanford was a member of the 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squad that finished 88-46 under manager Dave Miley. Sanford posted a 13-4 mark with a ERA of 2.74 while striking out 180 batters in 157 2/3 innings of work for the Reds.

This date in Kernels alumni history – October 28, 2001 – Reggie Sanders

On October 28, 2001, Reggie Sanders (Cedar Rapids Reds – 1990) went 1-3 at the plate and scored two runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the New York Yankees 4-0 in game two of the 2001 World Series.

Reggie Sanders hit .267 with 305 HR, 983 RBI and stole 304 bases during his 17 year MLB career playing for the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals. Sanders played in three World Series (2001, 2002, and 2004). He was part of the Diamondbacks championship squad in 2001.

Reggie Sanders hit .285 with 17 HR and 63 RBI for the 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds. The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds squad finished with a 88-46 record under manager Dave Miley. Quad Cities defeated them in the opening round of the MWL Playoffs.

Hall of Fame Humpday – Midweek CR Baseball HoF Profile

bradenbell-thumb-450x253-2681381b.jpgHall of Fame Humpday – Midweek Cedar Rapids Baseball Hall of Fame Profile

     Dave Miley (Class of 2011) managed the Cedar Rapids Reds in back-to-back
80 win seasons in 1989 and 1990 and was named the MWL Manager of the
Year in 1989. The 1990 Cedar Rapids Reds team finished with 88 wins, the
2nd highest total in Cedar Rapids Baseball history.

     As a player,
Miley played for the Cedar Rapids Reds in 1981 and 1985 before topping
out at AAA, hitting .238 with 16 HR and 172 RBI in eight minor league
seasons.

Miley, Dave Yanks.jpg     Miley has managed 21 seasons, including three years as
the skipper of the Cincinnati Reds (2003-05). He was the manager of the
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees in 2010, posting an 87-56 record. The
Yankees fell to Columbus in the first round of the International League
Playoffs. He resides in Covington, KY.